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Adapting student assessment to the needs of a digital age

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The story so far Chapter 5 of my open textbook, ‘Teaching in a Digital Age’ is about the design of teaching and learning, which I am...

Dialogue and discussion: critical for 21st century skills development

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Introduction First of all, thanks to the numerous people who commented on  my earlier posts on Why Lectures are Dead, and on Learning Theories and...

Blogs and wikis in formal higher education: examples of open education

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  Raths, D. (2014) An e-portfolio with no limits Campus Technology, March 2 This is an article on a project by the University of Mary Washington,...

Does distance education socialize students? A study from Québec

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Loisier, J. (2014) Socialisation des Etudiants en FAD au Canada Francophone Montréal QC: REFAD REFAD (the Canadian francophone distance education network) has published a very...

Research from the Michigan Virtual University on a connectivist MOOC

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  Ferdig, R. et al. (2014) Findings and reflections from the 'K-12 Teaching in the 21st Century' MOOC Lansing MI: Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute We...

2020 Vision: Outlook for online learning in 2014 and way beyond

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 Taking the long view Doug Saunders in the Globe and Mail on  January 4 wrote an interesting piece on prediction, entitled: "Gadgets alone don't make...

Productivity and online learning redux

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Summarizing the previous posts In previous posts (see end of this post), I tried to identify a range of areas where online learning might enable...

Productivity and online learning: an summary of the main concepts

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This is the first of two final posts in the series on whether online learning can increase educational ‘productivity.’ In this post I discuss...

Concevoir l’enseignment en ligne pour répondre aux besoins des apprenants du 21e siècle

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Il est l'heure quand beaucoup des universités et des collèges Canadiennes offrent la formation aux professeurs. Ainsi j'avais été bien occupé pendant les dernières...

Designing online learning for the 21st century

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This being the time of year when many Canadian post-secondary institutions offer faculty development opportunities, I have been busy the last two or three...